Chip Flanagan is a dynamic business executive with 40 years of hands-on experience in leading a manufacturing enterprise. His accomplishments include successfully transferring a family owned business from one generation to the next and then preparing the business for an eventual sale. His efforts helped ensure his 100+ employee business survived through the many economic cycles and competitive threats they encountered. The business was successfully sold to a larger manufacturer in 2016 and continues to prosper. Through his involvement in all aspects of daily operations, he possesses a wealth of hands-on experience addressing a variety of challenges, including: manufacturing operations, financial strategy, family dynamics and multi-generational leadership. His notable efforts in service and support of his employees and the local community, were recognized in his many volunteer activities/awards and his election to public office in Glastonbury for over five terms. Chip guides businesses in all stages of growth, whether tackling the pressing issues of day-to-day performance, identifying and managing risk or helping to anticipate the sometimes hidden challenges coming around the corner.